2009- 2010 URM Stats and Cycle - In /Out /WL

(BLS, URM status, non-traditional, GLBT)
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PDaddy
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Re: 2009- 2010 URM Stats and Cycle - In /Out /WL

Postby PDaddy » Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:14 pm

How about this profile?

AA Male (wannabe), I can rap!

2.0 (they passed me just to get rid of me)
125 (I got a few questions right)

No softs
No (voluntary) community service
No WE
Got busted for assault, smoking pot and urinating in public two months ago
Got busted during my final semester of school for cheating on an exam
Plagarized my essays and put the wrong school names in (T14 only)
I come from a rich family
I am really a white guy from Malibu who pretends to be black
I majored in criminal justice since I am a criminal

Out:
Cooley (dream school)
Laverne (dream school)
Liberty (dream school)
Golden Gate (dream school)
John Marshall-Atlanta (dream school)
Ave Maria (dream school)
UDC (dream school)
Florida A & M

Also Out:
HYS CCN MVPN BCDG

I don't know why they all rejected me

Think I'll reapply next year! But only to T14 :lol:

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Re: 2009- 2010 URM Stats and Cycle - In /Out /WL

Postby moviechicka » Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:23 pm

Jules Winnfield wrote:Smart choice, with all things considered. You've had a great cycle!

I was actually pleasantly surprised. I applied this cycle just to see, but I had every intention of retaking the LSAT & trying again next year. My first acceptance was American & I realized that this cycle might not be as awful as I originally thought.

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Re: 2009- 2010 URM Stats and Cycle - In /Out /WL

Postby 20121109 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:29 pm

PDaddy wrote:How about this profile?

AA Male (wannabe), I can rap!

2.0 (they passed me just to get rid of me)
125 (I got a few questions right)

No softs
No (voluntary) community service
No WE
Got busted for assault, smoking pot and urinating in public two months ago
Got busted during my final semester of school for cheating on an exam
Plagarized my essays and put the wrong school names in (T14 only)
I come from a rich family
I am really a white guy from Malibu who pretends to be black
I majored in criminal justice since I am a criminal

Out:
Cooley (dream school)
Laverne (dream school)
Liberty (dream school)
Golden Gate (dream school)
John Marshall-Atlanta (dream school)
Ave Maria (dream school)
UDC (dream school)
Florida A & M

Also Out:
HYS CCN MVPN BCDG

I don't know why they all rejected me

Think I'll reapply next year! But only to T14 :lol:


You try so hard to be funny, PDaddy, and yet you fail every time.

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Re: 2009- 2010 URM Stats and Cycle - In /Out /WL

Postby byakuya769@mac.com » Sat Mar 27, 2010 1:58 am

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Re: 2009- 2010 URM Stats and Cycle - In /Out /WL

Postby KellyD09 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:57 pm

I'd like to contribute in hopes that it will help someone out next cycle...

*Black Female
*GPA: 3.5
*LSAT: 158, 161

ACCEPTED
Alabama
Texas
Vandy (half scholly)
Washignton Univ- St. Louis (full scholly)
Howard (full scholly)
Tulane ($25k)
UNC (full scholly)
LSU (full scholly)
Loyola- New Orleans (full scholly)
Florida State

Rejected
None

Waitlisted
Emory
Duke
Virginia
UGA

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Re: 2009- 2010 URM Stats and Cycle - In /Out /WL

Postby kimi_6454 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:51 pm

I wish I had discovered some of these topics and paid more attention to this forum during my cycle. Hope this helps. . .

Best advice I can give any URM is to take Law School predictor and all those other sites with a big, big grain of salt. Apply to at least a few reaches. Give yourself a chance. Right now I am kicking myself for not doing that. So now, although I suppose i'll be fine, I will have an insignificant but still slightly irksome lingering feeling of "what if".

Study long and hard for your LSATs. It can't be stressed enough; it really does matter.

Also, be smarter than I was and think more carefully about where you want to practice (if you are set on a particular state or region) and tailor your schools to that. That being said, don't be afraid to broaden your options. For someone like me, money is a MAJOR issue and I can't really afford to take as big a gamble as some people can. Taking on anything over 100,000 (a very liberal estimate) in debt is simply not an option for me, fortunately/unfortunately.

Black/Caribbean
3.2 - Top 12 liberal Arts College
169 (December LSAT. studied for two months. in retrospect should have studied longer and harder. LSATS are so, so crucial.)
1 year w/e sort of. multiple jobs. some paid, some unpaid. just keeping busy.
average/ below average softs - at least 5 clubs and orgs per year, board member positions, student gov, dorm presidency, event planning, etc etc.

Applied:
American, Brooklyn Law, Cardozo,Cornell, Columbia, Emory, Fordham, GWU, Villanova, WUSTL

I sent in most apps in mid to late January,a few weeks after I had received my LSAT score.
(wustl and columbia I applied to the day before their deadlines and only because I had received a fee waiver) but I started working on my PS in August of last year and secured my recommendations around that time as well.

IN
Brooklyn 43,000 per year
Emory 20,000 per year
Fordham 20,000 per year
GWU 30,000 per year + free first year housing
Villanova (no idea how much $ if any. guess that means none)
WUSTL 43,000 per year

OUT
nowhere...yet

WAITLIST
American . . .

PENDING:
Cornell
Cardozo
Columbia (not expecting anything from this. well outside their range and also applied far too late. apply early!)
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Re: 2009- 2010 URM Stats and Cycle - In /Out /WL

Postby afghan007 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:21 pm

kimi_6454 wrote:I wish I had discovered some of these topics and paid more attention to this forum during my cycle. Hope this helps. . .


thanks for the post kimi.. leaning toward any particular school at this stage?

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Re: 2009- 2010 URM Stats and Cycle - In /Out /WL

Postby Illijah » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:23 am

GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:
PDaddy wrote:How about this profile?

AA Male (wannabe), I can rap!

2.0 (they passed me just to get rid of me)
125 (I got a few questions right)

No softs
No (voluntary) community service
No WE
Got busted for assault, smoking pot and urinating in public two months ago
Got busted during my final semester of school for cheating on an exam
Plagarized my essays and put the wrong school names in (T14 only)
I come from a rich family
I am really a white guy from Malibu who pretends to be black
I majored in criminal justice since I am a criminal

Out:
Cooley (dream school)
Laverne (dream school)
Liberty (dream school)
Golden Gate (dream school)
John Marshall-Atlanta (dream school)
Ave Maria (dream school)
UDC (dream school)
Florida A & M

Also Out:
HYS CCN MVPN BCDG

I don't know why they all rejected me

Think I'll reapply next year! But only to T14 :lol:


You try so hard to be funny, PDaddy, and yet you fail every time.


LOLOLOL @ GAIAtheCHEERLEADER

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Re: 2009- 2010 URM Stats and Cycle - In /Out /WL

Postby kimi_6454 » Sat Apr 03, 2010 2:49 pm

probably wustl 007

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Re: 2009- 2010 URM Stats and Cycle - In /Out /WL

Postby Kohinoor » Sat Apr 03, 2010 2:58 pm

kimi_6454 wrote:probably wustl 007

You really should have blanketed the T14.

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Re: 2009- 2010 URM Stats and Cycle - In /Out /WL

Postby legalnoeagle » Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:14 pm

Kohinoor wrote:
kimi_6454 wrote:probably wustl 007

You really should have blanketed the T14.


Seriously. Any chance you can wait and apply at the beginning of next year's cycle? You'd be a lock for a T14, and you'd have a pretty damn good shot at any of CCN. Hell, improve your LSAT a few points, and you'd be in amazing shape.

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Re: 2009- 2010 URM Stats and Cycle - In /Out /WL

Postby Chibi_koinu » Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:20 pm

Chibi_koinu wrote:Hi, I'm new to the forum all together (this is my first post :D), but I was kind of looking for a place to tell people where I got in and ask for advice on how to decide.

Stats:
AA/Caribbean
Female
First-gen college student/first-gen American
School: Ivy
Major: Psychology w/two minors (African American Studies & East Asian Studies)
GPA: 3.3 (dept: 3.56)
LSAT: 159 (sept), 161 (dec)
I'm going in straight from undergrad so I'm currently still in my senior year at school, and don't have any real "work" experience other than summer-long internships in public service (urban communities). Other than that, I've been very active in student groups (prez of Caribbean organization) & our diversity center for all 4 years, worked 2 jobs for all 4 years.


Accepted:
Rutgers--Newark: $
Seton Hall: $$
Temple: $$ (full tuition)
Penn State: $$
Villanova: $$
BLS: $ (I dunno how much yet haven't received package in mail yet)
BU: dunno about money, but probably not
Cardozo: $$ (full tuition)
Fordham: (just got in today by email, so I dunno if I got money or not until I get the package in the mail)

Pending:
Columbia
NYU
UChicago
Harvard
Cornell

No rejections so far (thank God!), but I'm really confused about where I should go. My top choice is Columbia but I think I'm a shot in the dark. I wouldn't mind doing the whole Fordham or Cardozo thing, since I want to practice/work in either NY or NJ (NJ native).

Thanks for this thread guys! If anyone has any info/advice for me, please don't hesitate to write me or reply! :)


Haven't seen much activity on this topic in a while, but just a little update since it seems many schools are making a mad dash to get decisions out before mid-April.

IN at Cornell
HELD at Columbia & Harvard
WL at UChicago (but I will probably withdraw)
NYU still pending
Withdrew from Rutgers & Penn State, will most likely also do so at BLS, Temple, Villanova, and BU.
Still seriously stuck between SHU, Cardozo & Fordham at the moment. But, if I got into Columbia (DREAM) or NYU, I'd probably go to one of those.

Ciao! And good luck to everyone in the last few days! :D

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Re: 2009- 2010 URM Stats and Cycle - In /Out /WL

Postby newyorker88 » Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:13 pm

Well my cycle's pretty much over so here's my info

AA Female
158
3.2
School : Private, top 25


In
Boston College $26,000 per year
Temple $20,000 per year
Villanova
Hofstra $30,000 per year
St. John's full tuition scholarship
Cardozo $28,000 per year
Pace
Brooklyn $8,500 per year
Pittsburg $16,000 first year

Waitlist
Notre Dame
Duke
Boston U
Reserve at Cornell

Out
Georgetown
George Washington

Softs- from the inner city, internships, study abroad

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Re: 2009- 2010 URM Stats and Cycle - In /Out /WL

Postby eastcoaster18 » Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:56 am

Hey New Yorker sounds like you had a good cycle...have you made a decision on where you are going in the fall?

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Re: 2009- 2010 URM Stats and Cycle - In /Out /WL

Postby newyorker88 » Sat Apr 10, 2010 1:30 pm

I'm headed to BC unless something changes with Cornell.

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Postby moviechicka » Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:29 am

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Postby rotflawl » Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:58 pm

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Postby aussie3b » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:11 pm

I'll put this on the other thread too but I figured I'd put up the final tally for my cycle. I sent my deposit to HLS this morning.

Thanks to everyone who has posted on this thread. It helped me think through a lot throughout my cycle. All the best to everyone in Law School.

AA
LSAT: 171
GPA: 3.5
3.5 Years work experience in banking

Yale: Ding
HLS: Accepted (Attending)
SLS: Accepted
Chicago: Accepted
Berkeley: Accepted
UPenn: Accepted
NYU: Accepted
Michigan: Darrow (it stung to turn that one down)
UVA: Accepted (Full Dean's Scholarship)
Duke: Accepted
Texas: Accepted

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Re: 2009- 2010 URM Stats and Cycle - In /Out /WL

Postby BrownBetty » Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:32 am

Long time lurker. Thought my info my might be helpful to someone down the road.

AA Female
GPA: 3.75
LSAT: 157


In:
USC ($)
Emory
UIUC ($)
Washington and Lee ($)
George Mason
Villanova

WL:
Penn
UVA
NYU
Duke
Chicago

Out:
Havard
Stanford
Berkeley
UCLA
Michigan

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Re: 2009- 2010 URM Stats and Cycle - In /Out /WL

Postby evilgenius » Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:42 am

Cycle over, so I thought I'd finally post to this thread.

AA, male
GPA: 2.8
LSAT: 158
7 years work experience in community organizing

IN:
WUSTL $
GMU
Cardozo $$
Brooklyn $
SHU $$
Buffalo $
Loyola Chicago $
Hofstra $$$ (Full Tuition)
Albany $$
NYLS $
Drexel $
Widener $$$ (Full Tuition)

OUT:
St. John's

WL:
De Paul
Fordham

If I had to guess I'd say the soft factors - especially my work experience - helped me out. I also have a very unique background. My personal statement was above average (from what I've been told by an ad deans). In it I spoke about my background & work experience.

Ditto on taking LSP with a grain of salt. Though I'm very happy that I got into almost all of my reaches, I wish I had applied for a T14.

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Re: 2009- 2010 URM Stats and Cycle - In /Out /WL

Postby bballfan » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:24 pm

AA Female
LSAT: PM me GPA: little over 3.8
Ivy
Applied mid Jan

In:
Harvard (attending)
Columbia
NYU
Michigan
Georgetown
Cornell
Duke
UT
UCLA
SMU
UH

Out:
Berkeley

WL:
UVA
Penn
Emory

Withdrew before decision:
Chicago

Softs:
2 Internships with top companies
Loads of Leadership Activities in College
TFA

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Re: 2009- 2010 URM Stats and Cycle - In /Out /WL

Postby MartianManhunter » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:31 pm

Black Male
GPA: 3.63 (3.65)
LSAT: 160,164

In: Stanford (35k/yr), Columbia, Chicago (10k/yr), Berkeley, UMich, Duke, Cornell, Georgetown, Vanderbilt (27k/yr)
Out: UCLA
WL: Yale (still on), Harvard (riding that too), Upenn, UVA, Emory
Softs: Selective unique internship, campus leadership, scholarly awards, started a small company, study abroad
PS: About the internship
DS: About growing up black in my small semi-rural city

Don't trust LSP. I think quality of writing is really what distinguishes black applicants. I heard that the reputation of my undergrad helped but I have no way of knowing. Shoot me a PM if you want more info.

Link to LSN for quick reference/updates:

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/martianmanhunter

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Re: 2009- 2010 URM Stats and Cycle - In /Out /WL

Postby Moxie » Sun May 23, 2010 8:34 pm

Wish I had seen this thread before, I'd like to help next year's application class:

URM - AA male
LSAT - 168
GPA - Was a 3.7 when I applied in late December, but dropped down to 3.6 due to last fall semester :oops:

Yale - Rejected
Stanford - Waitlisted
Harvard - Accepted (and attending)
Columbia - Accepted
Chicago - Accepted
Duke - Accepted (with $$)

Withdrew from NYU and Michigan before receiving a decision. I applied on 12/29 for all except for YLS, which I applied to in late January.

Very involved in student government and a nearby domestic violence clinic throughout all four years. Wrote a DS on growing up in very difficult socioeconomic conditions.

I think my essays were good (but I have no basis to compare them to). One good LOR from a professor who was a HLS alum tailored to HLS, and one that was good enough to get me into my first choice.




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